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 for Competitive Access Provider
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Competitive Access Provider
      (CAP, or "Bypass Carrier") A company which
     provides network links between the customer and the
     IntereXchange Carrier or even directly to the Internet
     Service Provider.  CAPs operate private networks independent
     of Local Exchange Carriers.
     ["Getting Connected The Internet at 56k and Up", Kevin Dowd,
     First Edition, p. 49, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., June 1996,
     ISBN 1-56592-154-2 (US), ISBN 1-56592-203-4 (international)].

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